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hollywood in a way only hollywood could bring us. hong kong police escalate their crack down on protesters, violent scenes in the subway after a day of anti-government demonstrations. accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein was left alone in his jail cell and was not being monitored the night he apparently committed suicide. and a big setback for the saudi led coalition in yemen as allies turn against one another. hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and from all around the world. i'm rosemary church at cnn headquarters in atlanta, and this is "cnn newsroom".
new details are emerging raising more questions about the apparent suicide of jeffrey epstein. a source says guards were not regularly monitoring epstein on the night he's believed to have killed himself in prison. the politically connected multi-millionaire was a convicted sex offender and wuss awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges. he was found unresponsive in his prison cell saturday. >> a source with knowledge of his detention tells cnn there appears to be two breaks in protocol. the first, epstein was placed on suicide watch after she was found unconscious in his cell with marks on his neck several weeks ago. when he was removed from suicide watch he was supposed to have a sell mate, but for some uncomplained reason he was alone in his cell. second, he was placed in a especially housing unit. in that unit guards are supposed
to monitor inmates every 30 minutes, even wake them up when they're asleep. that didn't happen according to the source. these questions are supposed to be of interest who are investigating how epstein wept from suicide watch to dead in under two weeks. also late sunday the chief medical examiner said an autopsy of epstein was completed. his cause of death is pending further information. cnn, washington. >> and epstein's death came just hours after the release of hundreds of pages of court documents. in them is the allegation that a british socialite who was a long time member of epstein's inner circle injured epstein. vicky ward has reported on jeffrey epstein for years and she shared with ana cabrera epstein's accusers reaction to his death. >> the one thing that the victims i've spoken to really wanted was their day in court.
so just outrage that this could have -- this could have happened. >> let me read you a statement from jeffrey epstein's attorneys who denounce breathless reportings, tear him down, and kick him at his lowest while still presumed innocent before he had his day in court. all seem to have a share of mr. epstein's blood on their hands. all should be ashamed of their behavior. i mean first of all he did have a day in court in florida where he manage today swing the sweetheart deal of all sweetheart deals. where does the investigation go from here? >> well, i state u.s. attorney jeffrey berman made it very clear in his statement this was a conspiracy and that there are other people involved. and, you know, i think the face of this now becomes jeffrey epstein's long time girlfriend,
the alleged procurer of a lot of these women, galen maxwell, i mean she was certainly named in the affidavit of maria farmer who is one of the women who spoke to me, one of the victims in 2002. and her sister, annie farmer who stood up in court at jeffrey epstein's bail hearing and asked the judge not to grant jeffrey epstein bail. you know, told me that she really blamed galen maxwell for what happened to her when she was under age because galen maxwell was -- she sounded so sort of aristocratic, british reassuring she told their mother that she would be a chaperone when she invited annie farmer, then 16 to come and stay with jeffrey epstein. so, you know, a lot of eyes now on galen maxwell. >> does anybody know where she is? >> so i had an e-mail from her in april asking me to meet for
coffee. she was obviously in new york at that point. i spoke to a source who i've known for 20 years who's also known galen for 20 years who saw her on a plane around christmas coming back to new york from miami. the source said that she was unrecognizable, quite transformed and that she would not be pinned down on where she was living. >> maxwell and her representatives have previously denied she engaged in sexual abuse or sex trafficking. so joining me now from los angeles, cnn legal analyst and civil rights attorney areva martin. areva, always good to have you with us. >> hi, rosemary. >> so many unanswered questions about how it was possible for jeffrey epstein to take his own life in the metropolitan correctional center in manhattan. we've learned multiple procedures were not followed,
epstein had no cellmate and was not being monitored regularly. how was it possible for a protocol to be violated in a facility like this? >> these are the questions, rosemary, that the inspector general and the department of justice and fbi are going to be asking. what we have heard is that the two guards or at least two guards who were involved with supervising epstein were apparently working extreme amounts of overtime. almost the suggestion has been made perhaps they were negligent somehow, maybe they fell asleep. maybe they, you know, just failed to follow the protocol perhaps because they had been working so many extra hours overtime. of course that's not the official reason for why protocol was not followed. but there is some recording coming out today suggesting that the men responsible for watching him perhaps were overworked and just extremely tired. >> and areva, why do you think
epstein was taken off suicide watch given the july 23 incident when he was either assaulted or tried to take his own life? >> again, that's a good question, rosemary. and the officials will be trying to answer that question. obviously the psychologists and the prison warden who had to approve of him being taken off of suicide watch will have to answer to those questions. one of the things that came out of the reporting when he was found with the marks around his neck is there was some indication maybe he had faked it, you know, he wasn't either attacked or he had himself tried to commit suicide. so there's so many questions that i think the public deserves an answer to with respect to his prison stay, his psychological evaluation and the higher ups in that correctional facility who had to sign-off on him being taken off of suicide watch. >> and we know now that an
autopsy has been performed. we should learn more about that pending more information. but what about video evidence? how long before we hear what that might reveal? and how much video evidence might there be in a facility like this? >> there's some good reporting coming out there should have been surveillance, video cameras in the area where epstein was being held. so the question is were those cameras operational, you know, is there actual footage of what took place in that cell and will that footage be made available to the public? we don't know how much of this information even after it's gleaned from the investigators and those tasked with investigating this -- you know, his alleged suicide, how much of that evidence the public will actually, you know, ever have access to. >> indeed. of course just because epstein has died doesn't end efforts to ensure that the victims get the justice they deserve. what is the next step to ensure
that happens? >> well, a couple of things. what we know is that the southern district of new york, federal prosecutors have made it very clear their investigation will continue, and it's important to know this was a conspiracy case that was filed against epstein, which means there are coconspirators. there are other individuals that the southern district apparently is looking at. so i wouldn't be surprised if we didn't see additional indictments coming down for those individuals who aided and abetted him in this sex trafficking ring that we learned so much about in the last couple of weeks. and then there's also the civil suits. just because he's dead, victims won't have their day in court in terms of being able to confront him in a criminal trial. but civil claims can be made against his estate. we already know that there are dozens of civil lawsuits that have been filed by victims, and we should expect that additional lawsuits may be filed as more
victims come forward and tell their stories. so this case is far from over. and then there's the investigation of what happened in florida in 2007 and 2008. we know that there are investigations about whether there was any, you know -- you know, a criminal conduct engaged or, you know, criminal conduct that was engaged in by officials who executed the prosecution agreement which allowed epstein to just serve 13 months in jail in florida. >> as we say a lot of questions to be answered. areva martin, always great to get your legal analysis. many thanks. >> thanks, rosemary. well, protest is under way right now at the hong kong international airport. it's in response to scenes of police violence during demonstrations on sunday, which are becoming all too common. at least nine people were injured after police in riot gear fired tear gas at
demonstrators at close range including in this subway station. more video shows police chasing protesters and throwing people on the ground. demonstrators have accused police of brutality and acting with unwarranted force. but officials have said they're only cracking down on illegal and violent protesters. ivan watson explains why ten weekends on the tension keeps ramping up. >> reporter: a collective howl of rage. residents of a hong kong neighborhood, growing protesters to face down a squad of riot police. they retreat, the focus of so much anger. this two-month cycle of confrontation resumed sunday with what police call an unauthorized assembly. authorities rejected request for this pro-democracy march, but
that didn't stop thousands from joining in. it was peaceful until a hard core group came to this neighborhood police station. hong kong's now in its tenth straight week of protests, and often it's the city's police stations that become a focus of some of the demonstrators. you can see the officers there on alert on the station walls. and this tense face-off there with some protesters in the distance and the police warning residents to close their windows. using vandalized traffic barriers, they push closer, hurling eggs, ignoring repeated warnings from the police. until -- the protesters were spoiling for a fight and now they've got one. squads of riot police storm in, a show of force repeated week
after week. in the scuffles people get hurt, both protesters and police. once the riot police moved in, it took mere minutes for them to clear out thousands of protesters. the hong kong government says it's cracking down on violent riots arresting hundreds of young demonstrators. but at the scenes of these confrontations some ordinary citizens lash out at law enforcement while others appeal to the city government. >> please respond to what the student react. this is the most important thing. if you don't stand out to explain or compromise with the student, i think these protests will continue, and then there will no ending. >> reporter: this is city divided and few here see any way out of this mess. ivan watson, cnn, hong kong. >> we'll take a short break
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in norway police are investigating a shooting that wounded one person inside a mosque as a possible act of terrorism. investigators say the suspect, a norwegian man in his 20s expressed right wing sympathies online is also being charged with murdering his 17-year-old stepsister. >> reporter: on the eve of a muslim holiday tragedy strikes. at about 4:00 p.m. local time saturday a man in his 20s, a norwegian citizen entered by shooting through the mosque's locked glass door. according to local media witnesses say the shooter was wearing all black, had on body armor and carried a shotgun-like weapon and a pistol. what happened next made
65-year-old warshiper mohamed a hero to his community. >> translator: he acted immediately when the shooter entered the room, sat on top of him. after a while the board member came and helped holding him down. then police arrived and arrested the man. >> reporter: afterwards the suspect's home was searched by police. and another terrible discovery made. the body of a 17-year-old woman, the gunman's stepsister. police say the man is a suspect in her murder. the mosque shooting is being investigated as a possible act of terrorism after it emerged the gunman had expressed right wing sympathies online. on sunday mosque members were forced to celebrate the most important muslim holiday of the year at a local hotel. the country's prime minister visited the group.
yet another world leader struggling to contain the rapid spread of hate and fear. cnn, london. meanwhile at a different mosque in jerusalem a hectic scene unfolded. israeli police firing sound grenades to disperse thousands of palestinian worshippers. they had gathered to celebrate a major islamic holiday but clashes soon erupted. palestinian emergency services say 14 people were injured while israeli police say four officers were hurt.
tensions have been high at the site as the islamic holy festival coincides with a jewish holiday this year. yemen's turbulent civil war is becoming even more complicated. a separatist militia has taken over the key city of a den after suddenly turning against the saudi led coalition. the interior minter has conceded defeat to the mulithsa ailitia d the situation there a coup. after iran backed houthi fighters pushed them out in 2017. for years they'd been helping the separatist coalition fight against the saudis but now they've seized aden, there's concern the ties have fractured.
>> reporter: yemen led saudi coalition being blasted away by it's enmembers. militia backed by the uae claiming victory by the governments it had been fighting for. va vanquishing the allies. >> translator: we dedicate this victory to the people of the south after we were victorious over the islam terrorist party. >> reporter: a spokesman for the southern separatists told cnn they now control the whole of aden, having defeated the very government they had supported in a four-year war against houthi rebels in the north. saudi and troops vanish from the streets as the two nations saw the alliance collapse around them on the ground. >> translator: today we achieved a big victory and ten battalion were defeated. and at night we took control of a presidential palace. >> reporter: saudi arabia has threatened retaliation against
any group that does not cease-fire. the separatists told cnn they would accept a saudi invitation to talks. but for millions of yemenis already impoverished by war, this is what their future looks like. >> the fierce fighting in yemen has left at least 40 people dead and hundreds of others injured. that is according to the u.n. which has been trying to deliver food and medical care to civilians there. the u.n. humanitarian coordinator in yemen says she's heard reports of civilians trapped inside their homes with little food or water. and she says the fact there's fighting during the important muslim holiday is heart breaking. but even those casualties don't begin to illustrate the magnitude of suffering yemen civilians are facing right now. the u.n. says the conflict has triggered the worlds worst humanitarian crisis.
of yemen's 28 million civilians 10 million are facing starvation and 24 million are in need of some form of assistance. in addition it says almost 18 million have no clean water and almost 20 million lack adequate health care. the u.n. says the civil war has shattered yemen's economy. it has shrunk 50% since the conflict erupted more than four years ago. well, what remains of the typhoon continues to devastate eastern china. these scenes played out on a river as lekima made a second landfall on sunday. at least 33 people have died and more than a dozen missing while many more are trapped by land slides. heavy monsoon rains in india have left more than 150 people dead. that's according to local government reports. hundreds of thousands have been
forced from their homes due to land slides and floods. and dramatic rescues like this one are under way throughout the region. our meteorologist is here with us now with more on all this. and really heart breaking scenes there. >> it is. and, you know, the amount of rainfall that's come down here, rosemary, has been a significant contrast to what the season started like across this region which was a very quiet pattern. the blue lines indicate the actual rainfall and blue line the average rainfall. we stayed well below that average line for weeks on end. there was a major deficit and had a peak in early july and tapering off in midjuly flooding across this region. and important to note the monsoons as a whole of a surplus. the reason that's significant, you look back over the past say six, seven years or so, only one
other time have we actually had a surplaus in monsoons. unfortunately this comes at a price of causing significant damage around this region where so many are dependent on the line. the month of august, peak season here for rainfall and lots of it. as we transition into september and eventually october the wind shifts and the monsoon essentially shuts off across this region. you work your way across the southern tier of this region or work your way to a little north of the area, another state across this region, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and over 130 roads also shutdown and next door into myanmar you see kind of the broader perspective of what this amount of water has done across this region. a lot of times brings it a tremendous amount of life. of course with all this rainfall leaves a lot of destruction as well. and some 50% of the population depends on the agriculture industry for their livelihood and 15% of india's gdp also is
based off the monsoon season and wet season here. unfortunately, times like this a lot of bad comes out of it as well. >> you are right. thank you so much. appreciate that, and we'll talk next hour. many thanks. well, conspiracy theories in president trump's tweets are nothing new of course. nor are his favorite targets, the clintons. we will look at the latest accusation against them and a few that have gone before. we're back in just a moment. nsi. it's a pure way to cleanse. micelles work like a magnet to remove makeup without rubbing. cleanse without rinsing. refresh without residue. it's cleansing, reinvented. micellar water. by garnier, naturally. woman: (on phone) discover. hi. do you have a travel card? yep. our miles card. earn unlimited 1.5 miles and we'll match it at the end of your first year. nice! i'm thinking about a scuba diving trip. woman: ooh! (gasp) or not. you okay? yeah, no, i'm good. earn miles. we'll match 'em at the end of your first year.
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at the hong kong international airport. it's in response to scenes of police violence during demonstrations on sunday. officers in riot gear chase protesters into subway stations. they were shown on video firing tear gas at close range. at least nine people were injured in the clashes including one police officer. taking over the key city of aden after suddenly turning against the saudi led coalition. it the interior minister conceded defeat calling the situation a coup. aden has been the seat of the saudi backed government since houthi fighters took over in 2014. a source tells cnn jeffrey epstein's cell was not regularly monitored the night officials say he killed himself. and that's against prison protocol. the multi-millionaire was facing charges. he ran a sex trafficking ring of
underage girls, and officials said no foul play is suspected. the fbi is investigating. well, meantime president trump on saturday promoted a conspiracy theory linking the clinton family to epstein's death. this isn't the first time mr. trump has promoted conspiracy theories and falsehoods without regard for the consequences of his rhetoric or of any truth. cnn's pablo sandoval is following that part of the story and has more on epstein's official death investigation. >> reporter: the two investigations are pressing forward. one of them is led by the fbi, the other one from the department of justice inspector general's office. as that takes place there's no shortage of conspiracy theories right now floating around online. including one that's actually been promoted by the commander in chief himself. donald trump, the president who often spreads baseless claims online is at it again. hours after convicted pedophile
and accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein took his own life the commander in chief took to twitter. the original tweet posted by self-proclaimed trump supporter and comedian suggested bill and hillary clinton were somehow responsible for stating hashtag jeffrey epstein had information on bill clinton and now he's dead. williams includes the hashtags clinton body count and clinton crime family. the spokesperson for former president clinton responding writing the conspiracy theory was ridiculous and of course not true and donald trump knows it. has he triggered the 25 kt amendment yet? while the president was retweeting his own attorney general william barr released a statement saying mr. epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered. another federal official told cnn no foul play is suspected. the 66 millionaire was found in
his cell. ag barr has even said an inspector general investigation will look into epstein's death. clara mccaskill tweeting something stinks to high heaven. how does someone on suicide watch hang himself with no intervention. impossible unless. criticism who also wrote the immediate rush to spread conspiracy theories about someone on the other side of partisan divide having him killed illustrates why our society is so vulnerable to foreign disinformation and influence efforts. on sunday white house counselor kellyanne conway attempting to justify the president's retweet. >> again this is all speculative and it's not for me to go further than where the doj and fbi are right now, but you do hear different people asking questions and they happen to know who else is involved in epstein's crimes or even just
activities. and i guess that that will be revealed in time. >> it's not the first unfounded theory from donald trump. before becoming presidential candidate he promoted the theory president barack obama was born in kenya even after obama released his birth certificate. >> do you accept that president obama was born in the united states and is not muslim? >> i really don't know. >> reporter: early in 2016 trump ridiculously suggested ted cruz's father was involved in the jfk assassination. >> this is nuts. this is not a reasonable position. this is just cooky. >> reporter: recently he wondered about the death of anthony scalia. >> it's a horrible topic buts they say thaw find the pillow on his face. >> reporter: authorities say he died in his sleep of natural causes. and amid the conspiracies there's perhaps some clarity right now with one source telling cnn they believe epstein was left alone in his cell and the guards weren't checking on him every 30 minutes as required. as for the federal bureau of
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led by mitch mcconnell. >> if more guns on the streets made everybody safe, we'd be the safest country in the >> assaul weapons used by the overwhelming majority of hunters. these are weapons designed to kill human beings in a rapid way. >> who in gods name needs a weapon that can handle a hundred rounds? for god's sake. >> and 2020 candidate beto o'rourke did not attend the iowa gun forum in person because he was at the funerals of shooting victims in his hometown of el paso. he told cnn's jake tapper that president trump's retweeting of a baseless conspiracy theory on accused sex trafficker jeffrey epstein's death is intended to distract. >> he's changing the conversation, and if we allow him to do that, then we will never be able to focus on the true problems of which he is a part and make sure we get to the solutions. now, whether that means legislation that keeps guns out
of the hands of those who shouldn't have it or focusing on domestic terrorism of white supremacists that his own fbi director warned us about. and then you reported this week that his department of homeland security has been begging the president to focus on the kinds of threats that we saw in el paso, and he's ignored them or willfully suppressed action on those ideas and those programs and those policies that could have saved lives in el paso and across the country. >> and scott lucas joins us now from birmingham, england. he's a professor of international politics at the university of birmingham. good to have you with us. so the u.s. president retweeted a baseless conspiracy theory over the weekend trying to blame the clintons for the death of jeffrey epstein. is this distraction from the gun debate as beto o'rourke suggested or is it something else? >> it's two things rosemary
because he also retweeted a baseless conspiracy theory about the congresswoman ilhan omar. he also retweeted a far right islamaphobe, a woman namedicaty hawkins from the u.k. it is to throw dust in our eyes and mud on the wall. that's the first thing so we don't actually focus on gun control. but the second thing that intercepts is the trump re-election campaign in 2020 is based upon attacking immigrants, attacking migrants. a very hard line policy such as detention and zero-tolerance, trump would like to get back to those but the el paso shootings which of course targeted immigrants got in the way. so if he can get us not to focus in el paso, what happened there, not to focus on the fundamental issue of guns, he can try to get back to his agenda, as destructive as that might be. >> all right,sir, let's move back to the gun control debate then. president trump has suggested he may consider background checks, but that's been met with some
skepticism given his history on this very topic. how likely is it that mr. trump will do something meaningful about gun violence this country such as background checks? >> yeah, been there done that, rosemary. you might remember after the shootings in parkland, florida, at the high school in march o2018 which led for mass rallies calling for something to be done, trump said including on tv oh, i might do this, i might do that backgrounds checks raising the gun ownership of dangerous weapons. but as soon as folks touched the national rifle association he backed away. so last week he said okay background checks but let's link it it to immigration reform, in other words the anti-immigrant agenda and then background checks. but as soon as it's a question of implementing then trump and his folks walk away. let's see if congress, both republicans and democrats, put pressure on the president because that's the one thing that could change the calculus. >> most of the 2020 democratic
hopefuls spent the weekend in iowa calling for gun controls in the wake of those mass shootings in this country. given more than 90% of americans want to see background checks and a ban on assault weapons put in place, could this become a bigger political issue than it has been in the past? and clearly they have the american public on their side with this issue. >> at the risk of any bias, rosemary, i so hope so because this is not just an issue of democratic candidates who are in primaries. this is an issue for all of us. we saw an opening in 2018 with those mass marches. we saw an opening in the 2018 elections where especially at the state level a lot of politicians who said we must do something on gun control were elected for the first time. but it is going to take a sustained effort because opponents of gun control like the national rifle association, like many politicians who are defendant on them will throw up
any possible roadblock. so unfortunately it won't happen tomorrow, but if there's a dedicated effort for the first time in my lifetime there's a hope we might do something. >> and we'll be watching closely on that. >> thank you for your analysis. >> thank you, rosemary. well, president trump has taken fierce criticism for his attacks on the city of baltimore. last month he called parts of it a, quote, disgusting rat and rodent-infested mess. now, those comments were seen by many as racist given baltimore's large black population. as cnn's miguel marquez reports mr. trump appears to be less keen to target largely white communities struggling with poverty and drugs. >> reporter: kentucky's fifth congressional district ruggedly beautiful and deeply poor appalachia for decades has struggled with the boom and bust of coal. >> we've had a mono economy in
coal for over a hundred years. >> and coal is gone? >> pretty much. >> reporter: johnson in her spare time runs black sheep bakery and pizza in kentucky. the money it brings in helps the local community center stay open. >> we're fighting for a better community here. we got people who are hurt and coming out of incarceration. >> reporter: not only have high paying coal jobs sharply declined since 2012, despite promises otherwise. >> in 2017 we added fewer than 20 jobs and in 2018 we lost a few hundred more. so the coal industry in kentucky has not come back. >> reporter: opioid and drug abuse dealing appalachia a double punch. >> i was 100% addicted, like the first time. >> reporter: brad johnson served three years in the military, one tour in iraq, he's now in recovery. what he calls the toughest
fights in his 34 years. >> i drink so much that when i wake up and look around i'd see all the drug paraphernalia that i'd done and don't ever remember doing. >> reporter: trying to get off heroin, he became addicted to prescription opioids. eventually serving time for trafficking drugs and receiving stolen goods. >> i've been in recovery for four years. >> reporter: how tough is that? >> here it's really tough. >> reporter: tough for thousands here. either addicted or in recovery. many with criminal records. if you overlay this map of economically distressed counties in 2018 and this one of deaths and drug overdoses in 2015, kentucky's fifth congressional district is right in the middle. the president and his administration have focused on combating the opioid epidemic and have spoken glowingly about places like kentucky which supported him by 30 points in 2016. >> it's a great, great state and he has turned out to be a great,
great governor, matt bevin. >> reporter: compare that with what the president reserves for his political opponents in their districts. >> those people are living in hell in baltimore. they're largely african-american. you have a large african-american population, and they really appreciate what i'm doing. >> reporter: baltimore is about 65% african-american, kentucky's fifth congressional district about 97% white. some 23% of baltimore residents live in poverty. more than 29% of kentucky's fifth congressional district lives below the poverty line. the president had a similar attack on june lewis' congressional district in atlanta in the suburbs tweeting shortly before his inauguration congressman lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district which is in horrible shape and falling apart not to mention crime infested rather than falsely complaining about the election results.
crime rates have sharply declined in lewis' district since he took charge. >> no one has paid a higher price for the far left's destructive agenda than americans living in our nation's inner cities. for decades these communities have been run exclusively by democrat politicians. >> reporter: here in kentucky's fifth congressional district even some who voted for the president say they wish he'd spend less time attacking his opponents and more time focused on making good on his campaign promises. >> rural america rose up and voted for him. and he's talking about urban america. you know, he could throw us the bone, too. >> reporter: so you think even if he's talking about baltimore and other places negatively at least he's talking about them? >> he's talking about them.
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well, it isn't just american football players taking a political stand on the field. now they're joined by a couple of u.s. athletes that pan american games. they're use their moments in the spotlight to call attention to what they say are injustices at home. >> two olympic hopefuls at the pan american games. raising a fist, bringing awareness to social injustice in america, knowing they could face discipline. american guwin bare ea rr raising her fist after winning gold, much like tommy smith and john carlos at the 1968 olympics. and boden takes a knee after winning gold as well in the team foil event on friday.
all participants signed agreements that they wouldn't make political, religious remarks during the game and boden won bronze at the 2016 olympic games he tweeted in part we must call for change. this week i'm honored to represent team u.s.a. my proud however has been cut short by the multiple short comingings of the country i hold so dear to my heart. racism, gun controll and gun control and a president who spreads hate are among the top of of the my list. i encourage others to use your platform for change. a spokesman said they're reviewing what consequences may result. here's a story that's go put a smile on your face all day. kenya's women's lacrosse with lost to israel in part because they didn't have any cleats. so the israelis did something about it. the next day they sprieszed the
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